Zwei alarmierende Texte – von Orban und Soros

Sie sind einander spinnefeind: Ungarns Regierungschef Orban und der in Ungarns geborene US-Investor Soros.  Doch in einem sind sie sich einig: die EU steckt in einer existentiellen Krise. Nun haben beide wichtige programmatische Texte veröffentlicht. Sie haben mir die Sprache verschlagen – doch lesen Sie selbst!

Fangen wir mit Soros an. Er warnt die “Schlafwandler” der EU, endlich aufzuwachen und sich dem “revolutionären Moment” zu stellen. Sein Text steht hier

Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.

So geht es weiter – mit einer Warnung für die Europawahl:

It is difficult to see how the pro-European parties can emerge victorious from the election in May unless they put Europe’s interests ahead of their own. One can still make a case for preserving the EU in order radically to reinvent it. But that would require a change of heart in the EU. The current leadership is reminiscent of the politburo when the Soviet Union collapsed – continuing to issue ukazes as if they were still relevant.

Und nun Orban. Er beginnt mit Kanzlerin Merkel, die ihn kürzlich getroffen hat, und endet mit der neuen “Internationale”, die angeblich von Brüssel gesteuert wird. Sein Text steht hier

This week the German Chancellor and the four Central European prime ministers celebrated together the thirtieth anniversary of the final days of communism and the Soviet Union. As I look around, I see there are many here who only know the Internationale from history books, whereas we had to sing it at the end of every school event. For their sake I’ll quote from it: “The Internationale shall be the human race!” Thirty years ago we thought that we had consigned the communist way of thinking – which advocated the end of nations and a supranational world – to the dustbin of history. It seems that we were wrong. Today the slogan is the same: “The Internationale shall be the human race!” They are advocating a world without nations again, they want open societies, and they are fabricating a supranational world government. And again we have here those who wiped away our traditions, and would flood our countries with an alien culture. Thirty years after the fall of communism, on the eve of a pan-European parliamentary election, Europe finds itself in the position that we must stand up again for our Hungarian identity, for our Christian identity, protect our families and communities, and also protect our freedom. We, too, could do with some peace, but from the Internationale we also know that they will never rest; because – and again I quote them – “This is the final struggle”. Today Also they are controlled from abroad. The stronghold of the new internationalism is in Brussels, and its means is immigration.

Ich habe ehrlich gesagt keine Lust mehr, das zu kommentieren, und verweise auf meinen Text zu Merkel, Orban und Visegrad. Nun bin ich gespannt auf die Leser-Kommentare!